von Trier’s 10th Cannes
Lars von Trier’s ANTICHRIST has been officially selected in competition at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival (13. May – 24. May). This marks his 10th invitation to Cannes for Lars von Trier, following his Palme d’Or winner Dancer in the Dark (2000), winner of the Grand Prix Breaking the Waves (1996) and multiple prize winner Europa (1991).
Charlotte Gainsbourg (I’m Not There; 21 Grams) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man; The Dust of Time) star as a grieving couple who retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping a return to Eden will repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
The film is produced by Meta Louise Foldager from Zentropa and will be released in Denmark 29. May. Nordic Film Distribution handles the Scandinavian release.
In addition to these countries, Antichrist is sold to: Norway, Sweden, France, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece, Russia, CIS, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Rumania, Estonia, Korea, India, Brazil, Iran, Middle East, Turkey, Belgium, Lithuania, Netherlands, Finland, Austria and Taiwan.
TrustNordisk handles the international sales.
The film is a Danish co-production with Germany, France, Sweden, Italy and Poland.
Zentropa Entertainments23 is the main producer om co-production with Zentropa International Köln GmbH, Slot Machine Sarl., Memfis Film International AB, Trollhättan Film AB, Lucky Red SRL. and Zentropa International Poland. This film is also co-produced by DR, Arte France Cinéma, ZDF-arte, Groupe Grand Accord: ARTE G.E.I. E, Film i Väst og SVT.
With support from Danish Film Institute – Lena Hansson Varhegyi, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutcher Filmförderfonds, Nordic Film & TV Fond – Hanne Palmquist, Polish Film Institute – Agnieszka Odorowicz, Swedish Film Institute – Lisa Ohlin.
Executive producers are Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Peter Garde.
Executive co-producers are Bettina Brokemper and Marianne Slot.
Co-producers are Lars Jönsson, Madeleine Ekman, Andrea Occhipinti, Malgorzata Szumowska and Ole Østergaard.
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